Various Oriental's weapons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by saladin, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've not been on here in about 4 months. Thought these pictures might be enjoyable to see for those not familar with Orientals.

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  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 year old Cubalaya

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  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Note that first post:

    Generally speaking Asils should have spurs that are basically straigh. If you see very curved spurs then that usually means there is alien (Bankivoid) blood.


    You will notice that this cocks spurs are:

    Blunt (which is normal)
    1/2" in diameter
    1 3/4" long

    By the way, his feet are 4" in length. I'll post that picture too.
     
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  5. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Note the second post:

    Cubalayas come with multiple, single and no spurs; the multiples are prefered by the Standard; multiple and no spurs are prefered by breeders.
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't do the ruler thing, but I can tell you that this bird's spurs are every bit of a half inch in diameter. You can see the relation to my fingers, keeping in mind that I am a big guy, and have some big meat hooks on me. lol This is on a 9.5 lb Thai cock, and trust me when I'm telling you that you don't want to be other the other end of this bird if he had the inclination to shuffle you. [​IMG]

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  8. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Again, I think it is important to note just how straight those weapons are going to be on cuda's young male. What is also noticeable is the 'square-ish' shanks on this bird. This is a very desirable trait.

    These pictures and comments are being posted for those interested in these Ancient Breeds of fowl. They are easy to handle and make excellent show birds. They are also generally very affectionate to their owners.
     
  9. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thread is focusing on the feet and natural weapons of these birds because these traits are very important in these breeds. Many Americans (and others) pay very little attention to the feet of the bird (unless deformed of course). Not so the Oriental. He is a different creature entirely.

    In exhibiting these birds: you better get those feet and legs right!
     
  10. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saladin, that bird isn't young by any means, he's 4 years old. The line of Thai I have are super slow to spur up. I doubt they will ever get much longer than they already are.
     

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